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Bennet (Peter) Archive

  • PB
  • Archive Collection
  • 1985 - 2017

Consists of the working papers and correspondence of the poet Peter Bennet.

Bennet, Peter, 1942-, author

Hill (Selima) Archive

  • SH
  • Archive Collection
  • 1900 - 2017

Consists of the working papers and correspondence of the poet Selima Hill.

Hill, Selima, 1945-, poet

Mapanje (Jack) Archive

  • MAP
  • Archive Collection
  • 1970 - 2016

Personal papers of Jack Mapanje including correspondence, press cuttings, books and draft manuscripts relating to his time as a political prisoner in Malawi, the campaign for his release and the publication of his poetry.

Mapanje, Jack, 1944-, poet and writer

Flambard Press Archive

  • FLP
  • Archive Collection
  • 1990 - 2014

Consists of editorial material relating to published works by Flambard Press. Also contains documents relating to the marketing of the company.

Flambard Press, 1990-2013

Bloodaxe Books Archive

  • BXB
  • Archive Collection
  • 1978 - [ongoing]

Consists of letters and proofs relating to published works by Bloodaxe Books. Also contains documents relating to the marketing, finance and management of the company.

Bloodaxe Books, 1978 -

Chaplin (Michael) Archive

  • MC
  • Archive Collection
  • 1956 - 2015

Material relating to Michael Chaplin's education, career and other involvements throughout his life, as well as material relating to his father Sid Chaplin. Predominantly consists of typescripts, notes, outlines, editorial correspondence and publicity material relating to work for the theatre, radio, television, as well as pieces of prose, which Michael Chaplin wrote or produced. Also consists of publications relating to Michael Chaplin's involvement with cultural institutions in Newcastle including The People's Theatre, the Live Theatre and The Literary and Philosophical Society.

Chaplin, Michael, 1951 - , writer, television producer and executive

Walmsley (Anne) Archive

  • AW
  • Archive Collection
  • 1952 - 2018

Consists of the personal archive of Anne Walmsley including material relating to talks, articles and publications, correspondence, diaries and scrapbooks, material relating to her University work and her qualifications and degrees.

Walmsley, Anne, b.1931, author

Chaplin (Sid) Archive

  • SC
  • Archive Collection
  • 1841-1990

Papers relating to Sid Chaplin's writing career and other involvements throughout his life. Typescripts of published novels, short stories, poetry, plays and articles; typescripts of unpublished novels, short stories, poetry, plays and articles; working drafts of typescripts, published typeset copies; television and radio dramatisations; diaries 1930-1985, notebooks 1930-1984; newspaper cuttings; correspondence 1939-1990, in particular correspondence with David Higham Associates 1949-1989, BBC 1947-1987, various publishers: Phoenix House 1946-1962, Eyre and Spottiswoode 1959-1978, Pergamon Press and Ben Owen 1950-1984, Alan Plater 1963-1985, Alex Glasgow 1970-1982, Stan Barstow 1961-1984, Basil Bunting 1983-1984, Norman Nicholson 1950-[1982], John Bate 1944-1985, various Russian and French correspondence, particularly with Professor Valentina Ivashova 1964-1985; material relating to the English Speaking Union of America trip to USA, 1955 and subsequent correspondence with Dorothy Goodfellow 1960-1985.

Chaplin, Sid, 1916-1986, author

Holland (Vincenza) Archive

  • HOL
  • Archive Collection
  • 1923 - 2018

Contains the personal archive of poet Vincenza Holland including notebooks; diaries; published and unpublished material; and correspondence with poets local to the North East. Includes drafts of her poetry collection 'Mrs Turnbull's Tree' which was published by Bloodaxe Books in 1990.

Between 1966-73 Holland lived abroad with her family. First in newly independent Lesotho - a country surrounded by apartheid South Africa - but also for 18 months on Corfu. Holland was politically and socially engaged in what was happening around her, and her archive contains many collected documents, cuttings and ephemera relating to her travels.

Holland, Vincenza, 1923-2018, poet

Sean O'Brien Archive

  • OBR
  • Archive Collection
  • 1960 - ongoing

Consists of manuscript and typescript drafts of Sean O'Brien's published and unpublished work, as well as articles and press cuttings relating to his work. Also includes O'Brien's personal notebooks from 1970 onwards, correspondence from and to O'Brien in both a personal and professional context, and miscellenous material relating to his cultural roles and activities including jobs, residencies and fellowships.

O'Brien, Sean, 1952-, poet, critic and playwright

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